Huzurpaga is the oldest girls' high school in Pune as well as in Maharashtra, India. The school was established by the Maharashtra Girls Education Society in 1885. The school's founders included noted social reformers, Vaman Abaji Modak, Justice Ranade and historian Dr. R. G. Bhandarkar. The subjects taught in the school right from founding were English literature, Arithmetics and Science. The establishment of the school and its curriculum were vehemently opposed by Lokmanya Tilak in his newspapers, the Mahratta and Kesari,
The school is officially called HHCP Girls High School in honor of a benefactor, the Maharaja, His Highness Chintamanrao Patwardhan of Sangli. The school is located in the main commercial area of Laxmi Road in Pune. The school location was historically used as horse stables for the Maratha Cavalry during the days of Peshwa rule. At present, the school offers instruction from grades 5 to 10 to nearly 2,400 girls. The school's medium of instruction is mainly Marathi with some students being offered the chance to learn science and maths through the English language. The latter option is called semi-English curriculum. In the S.S.C. exams conducted by Maharashtra government for 10th grade students, the school consistently achieves a pass rate in the high 90s percentage. The school has offered a boarding option for out-of-town students for more than a century.
The school and the boarding option was popular among the Bene Israel community in the early part of the 20th century,.. Notable boarders of school include Anandibai Karve and actress Reema Lagu.
Anandibai Karve (1866-1950) - Was a boarder with her son in 1890s after her second marriage to social reformer Maharshi Karve and birth of their son
Kashibai Herlekar (1874-1936)- Social reformer, educationalist and Writer,
Rebecca Reuben - (1889 - 1957)- Bene Israel educationalist - Miss Reuben also taught at the school for three years.
Padmabhushan Tarabai Modak, (1892 -1973) - Advocate of Montessori education
Muktabai Dixit (1901 - 1980) - Writer in Marathi
Irawati Karve(1905 – 11 August 1970) - Eminent Social scientist & Anthropologist
Malati Bedekar (nee Baltai Khare) - Writer in Marathi
Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917 – 2001) - Biologist specializing in Cancer research
Shanta Shelke -(19 October 1922 – 6 June 2002) - Poet and writer in Marathi language
Shirish Pai( 1929-) - Writer in Marathi and English
Sai Paranjpye (1938-)- Broadcaster and Film Director
Rohini Godbole (1952-) - Particle physicist
Reema Lagoo (1958- ) - Stage and Film Actress
Mrunal Kulkarni (1971- ) - Actress
Tejashree Walawalkar - Actress who played the role of Ramabai Ranade, the child bride of Huzurpaga founder Justice Ranade in Marathi TV the serial Unch Maaza Zoka
Prajakta Gaikwad: Serial actress